Stimpacks Boost XP and Gold In Heroes of the Storm
I logged into Heroes of the Storm today to get my daily done, and my friend told me there were Stimpacks in the Shop. At first I thought ‘WTF are Stimpacks, because they weren’t there yesterday?’ Stimpacks boost your XP gain by 100% and gold gain by 150%. They come in 7 and 30 day flavors, for $3.99 and $9.99 respectively. The part I don’t like is that the time continues to tick during maintenance and downtime. While the 30 day Stimpack makes it less of an issue, the 7 day Stimpack can be problematic if there are server issues or patch problems. To be clear, this is 7 and 30 days of real time, not game time.
And Ideal Subscription Model
I think this a great pay model for a game. You only pay while you are ‘leveling up’ or ‘grinding gold’ for champs. Once you’re done, you turn it off. You don’t leave the water running once your glass is full, so why would you keep paying for a game when you’re not getting anything else out of it? I just re-subscribed to World of Warcraft for the first time in 3 years, else I might give this a try. Overall, I think it is a good value for your money. Even more if you are getting into the game after it’s been out for a while. Like, when it’s been in Alpha for a while and you just got into the Beta? Well played Blizzard, well played.
Will you try Stimpacks in Heroes of the Storm?